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(Except I have that knot in my lower back that could really use some magic. Hmmmm.)
2 vests in 1. Fantastic.
The vest can be worn on either side, buttoned up or down, with a tie, or maybe a bowtie,………or nothing at all.
Either way, you’ll be happy.
Ready to make your own reversible vest?
I started by creating a paper pattern piece to use for the back shape of the vest. I used a little Tshirt as a size guide and cut out 2 arm holes and a neck hole. (Make sure to not make your vest too small. Knits are sometimes harder to pattern after because they stretch and fit differently than a non-stretch material. So keep this in mind if using a Tshirt as a guide.)
I also measured my son’s torso and decided ahead of time that I wanted the vest to be about 12 inches long. So keep that in mind as you’re making the paper pattern.
- extended the inner edge on the left out 3/4 of an inch to allow for an overlap for the buttons (upper arrow on left).
- measured on my son’s chest where I wanted the “V” to dip on his chest and measured down that far on my pattern, made a mark and then drew a straight line to create a new neck line (upper arrow on right).
- decided where I wanted the points along the bottom to go on the vest (off center, a little towards the center), measured down an inch from the bottom edge of the original drawing, and then placed a dot to mark my spot (orange circle below).
- drew 2 lines from each corner of the vest to meet the dot, creating a new bottom edge to the vest (2 lower arrows).
**But if you want them (and don’t want to hand sew…..) attach them to your vest pieces before sewing them together.**